Åkerströms and KSU’s Technology and Training Center, TTC in Forsmark, Join Forces.

Åkerströms Björbo and KSU’s Technology and Training Center, TTC in Forsmark, join forces to enhance crane operator training with VR technology and digital safety.

Nuclear Safety and Training AB (KSU) in Forsmark and Åkerströms Björbo announce a strategic collaboration aimed at increasing safety and improving training for operators of overhead cranes and gantry cranes by integrating Åkerströms Access_Ctrl and VR technology into KSU’s training programs.

• KSU offers training in nuclear technology, operational management, and professional skills with a focus on increasing safety awareness and competence among personnel at, among other places, Swedish nuclear power plants. The training includes safety culture, risk management, and crisis management, utilizing advanced simulators for realistic training in actual environments. KSU collaborates nationally with Swedish nuclear power plants and authorities to ensure that the training meets the latest standards and research in the field, but also operates internationally with other nuclear stakeholders.

• Åkerströms Access_Ctrl digitizes previously manual safety routines, primarily within heavy lifting. This is achieved by controlling authorization and access to overhead cranes and gantry cranes, drastically reducing the risk of personal injury and unplanned production stoppages. Åkerströms VR simulation offers operators realistic training environments where they can practice complex and dangerous scenarios without risking human safety or damaging equipment and goods. This improves the operators’ preparedness and competence.

Joachim Lindström, Head of Technology and Training Center at KSU: “The collaboration with Åkerströms is a step forward in our effort to offer the most advanced and effective training for our operators so they are well-prepared to handle even the most challenging situations safely and efficiently.”

Hans Åkerblom, CEO and Sales Director at Åkerströms: “We thank KSU for their trust and are proud to enter into this strategically important collaboration. Together, we will have the opportunity to raise the standards for safety and operator competence.”

Pär Helje, Product Manager for Access_Ctrl: “The collaboration with KSU marks the beginning of a long-term and successful alliance with the Swedish nuclear industry. It is fantastic to see how the development of our services is yielding results and opening up to more target groups and industries.”

The partnership was marked by an informal ceremony at the shore of Fänforsen, next to Åkerströms Björbo’s headquarters.